The inaugural Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting will be on Friday, January 27, 2012 (10:00-2:00) at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) in Santa Cruz. The GIS user group will support GIS training, capacity building and increase awareness of marine spatial data sets among the broader GIS science community in Monterey Bay. The goal for this meeting is to foster collaboration among academic, private, state and federal agencies and NGO’s in the Monterey Bay marine GIS science community.
Our Keynote speaker, Dr. Dawn Wright, ESRI Chief Scientist, will discuss ESRI's new GIS Ocean Initiative and related science vision that is emerging at ESRI. Dr. Larry Crowder, Science Director at Center for Ocean Solutions, will speak about bridging the gap between GIS, policy and marine spatial planning applications. In addition, USGS and several other speakers will present new marine and coastal GIS data sets for the Monterey Bay area.
We hope you will join us for this initial Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting and future events. Registration is free and lunch will be available at a modest cost, with details provided during registration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Monday, January 9th, 2012.
Lisa Wedding, Postdoctoral Scholar - Marine Spatial Ecologist
NOAA Fisheries Ecology Division, Habitat Ecology Team &
UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences
110 Shaffer Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Nadine Golden, Geographer
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
2800 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Update: January 2012 meeting summary